Lofoten is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. Lofoten is known for a distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. Though lying within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences one of the world’s largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high latitude.


It is easy to travel to Lofoten.
See route map for Norwegian and SAS.
Some typical routes to get to Svolvær in Lofoten from Oslo:

  • By plane: Oslo – Evenes (EVE) – bus/rental car

    SAS / NorwegianWiderøe to Evenes. Rent a car or get on a public bus to Svolvær. It’s about 2,5 hours by car and the bus takes about 3 hours.

  • By plane: Oslo (OSL) – Svolvær (SVJ)

    Widerøe offers daily direct flights Oslo (OSL) – Svolvær (SVJ)(Tue, Thu and Sun) or Leknes (LEK)(Mon, Wed and Fri). Taxi from the airport Svolvær to the city centre (5 minutes’ drive) or Henningsvær (30 minutes’ drive). Taxi, rental car or public bus from Leknes to Svolvær/Henningsvær (60 min drive).

  • By plane: Oslo (OSL) – Bodø (BOO) – Svolvær (SVJ)

    SAS / Norwegian to Bodø, connecting flight to Svolvær with Widerøe. Taxi from Svolvær airport to the city centre (5 minutes’ drive) or Henningsvær (30 minutes drive)

  • By plane: Oslo (OSL) – Bodø (BOO) – Leknes (LEK)

    SAS / Norwegian connecting flight to Leknes with Widerøe. Taxi, rental car or public bus from Leknes to Svolvær/Henningsvær (60min drive).

  • By plane: Oslo (OSL) – Bodø (BOO) – Express boat

    Get on the Express boat from Bodø to Svolvær (takes half the time of the coastal ferry Hurtigruten).

  • By plane: Oslo (OSL) – Bodø (BOO) – Hurtigruten

    Get on the coastal ferry Hurtigruten (small cruise ship). Departs from Bodø 15:00 and arrives at Svolvær 21:00 every day.

  • By plane: Oslo (OSL) – Tomsø (TOS) – Hurtigruten

    Get on the coastal ferry Hurtigruten (small cruise ship) late evening from 23:45 departure Tromsø 01:30 and arrive Svolvær 18:00 every day.

  • By train: To Bodø – Hurtigruten/Express boat

    Take the train NSB to Bodø and combine the journey with with a lovely ride with Hurtigruten (departs Bodø 15:00 every day) or Express boat from Bodø to Svolvær.

  • By train: To Narvik – Bus/rental car/boat safari via Trollfjorden to Svolvær

    Take the train Svenska Jernbanen to Narvik and combine the journey with public bus or rental car to Svolvær. In summer (from 1st of June) you can travel by Boat Safari from Narvik to Svolvær via the famous Trollfjorden.

route map


Lofoten is a very popular destination and for the last couple of years we have experienced that everything is booked, especially from June until August. But, don’t worry, we have made sure that there will be rooms available for all of The Arctic Triple races.

What is a “rorbu”?

A “rorbu” is a Norwegian traditional type of seasonal house used by fishermen, normally located in a fishing village. The buildings are built on land, but with the one end on poles in the water, allowing easy access to vessels. The style and term is used along the coast of Western Norway and Northern Norway, and is most common on Lofoten and northwards to eastern Finnmark.


Hotels or fishermens cabins

THON HOTEL LOFOTEN is our event hotel and offers a special rate for the athletes (limited number of rooms). You can book rooms at the event hotel when you register or via the link in the comfirmation e-mail after registration.

Check also out Lofoten.info and airbnb for more options.

Fast Hotel Marina     
Lofoten Feriesenter     
Lofoten Rorbuer    
Nyvågar Rorbuhotell     
Henningsvær Rorbuer     
Henningsvær Bryggehotell     
Lofoten Arctic Hotel Henningsvær     
Scandic Svolvær    
Lofoten Suitehotel    
Private houses   
Anker Brygge Rorbusuiter   
Fast Hotel Lofoten     
Scandic Leknes Lofoten Hotell     
Svinøya Rorbuer    
Lofoten lodge seahouses     
Lofoten Links Lodges    
Undstad Arctic Surf     
Hattvika Lodge    
Sakrisøy Rorbuer     
Reine Rorbuer    
Nusfjord Arctic Resort     
Ramberg Gjestegård    

Photo: Kai-Otto Melau
The Arctic Triple


We want your stay in Lofoten to be best possible and that you can truly enjoy your time here! There are plenty of cool things to do!

The activities are for example hiking, kayaking and traditional fishing trips – or a fresh trip by rib to the famous Trollfjorden! Our partner XXLofoten offers quality adventures that you will never forget. Book your activities here.
Welcome to explore Lofoten!


The Arctic Triple races are made in and by local resources in Lofoten. 100% Lofoten. It is a core value for us to keep the races authentic. When you show up for any of the races in the triple there will be no doubt about where you are. Not only will the scenery be spectacular, but you will meet the people and culture of Lofoten. We’re on a mission to keep it real and natural!

There will be some variations between the races, but some elements will always be the same:
All races will include 100 % support from The Arctic Triple Crew. None of the races will be open for external support. This regulation is based on two important values for The Arctic Triple. We want to make sure that the races are eco-friendly and we put safety first.

The bonus for the athletes is that they will know that the race they take part in care and take responsibility for the environment. In addition it is much cheaper than having to get your own support crew! For many it is also a challenge to even get a support crew – here you can show up and we’ll have it all set for you. The athletes can focus on what really matters – the race.

Everyone that finish a race will off course get a finisher T-shirt. We’ll also include one or two meals in the entry fees (before and after the race) – and it will be great food!
Not to forget – there will be GPS tracking on all races with live tracking!

We want everyone coming to have a great race, but also that the days around will be a good experience.

The award winning company XXLofoten took the initiative for The Arctic Triple. They have been very successful in Lofoten for years with their events for especially the business market. For some time they had noticed how the market for adventure races had grown all over the world and knowing what a spectacular arena Lofoten is – they just made the jump and went all in to make sure races like these in Lofoten would be made in and by local resources. We strongly believe that the local commitment will be what makes these races last for years and become epic events for anyone taking part – both as athletes and supporters. Not to forget being in The Arctic Triple Crew!

Lofoten is a very popular destination and for the last couple of years we have experienced that everything is booked, especially from June until August. Because of that fact we have made sure that there will be rooms available for all of the races in The Arctic Triple.

When you complete your enrollment for The Arctic Triple – Lofoten Triathlon you will be given a reference code. Using this reference you can book your stay in Svolvær. The booking is part of our enrollment system and you will get all the info you need to complete the process when you enroll.

Note! You can also book accommodation for your accompanied supporters so that they get a good deal on their stay in Lofoten too.

See list of other options on under “where to stay” on this page.

The easiest route is to fly to Oslo or Trondheim. Then you get a connecting flight to Bodø. In Bodø you can fly directly to Svolvær airport (Helle) which is a 5 minute drive from the city center. Norwegian usually has some good deals on air tickets from Oslo/Trondheim to Bodø. From Bodø you have to use Widerøe.


We recommend flying to either Trondheim or Bodø and then jump on the Hurtigruten (coastal ferry). It’s only a 10 min drive from the airport to where the Hurtigruten leaves from Bodø.

Arriving by boat to Lofoten is nothing but the perfect arrival.. So if you have the time – get on board! It takes about 6 hours from Bodø and about 1,5 days from Trondheim.

Note! If you don’t make it to the Hurtigruten, which leaves Bodø early afternoon, you can get on the speed boat that leaves a little later in the afternoon. This boat takes half the time and follows the coastline from Bodø to Svolvær. A very nice tour!


We’ll always recommend anyone coming to Lofoten for the first time to spend at least a week – and even better – two weeks. Depends on how much you’d like to do.

If you like the outdoors Lofoten is just an endless adventure.. Hiking, climbing, kayaking, horseback riding, biking, surfing, fishing, Sea eagle safaries and so on.
If you are into arts Lofoten is famous for it’s attraction to artist and there are many galleries and art shops around. You could spend a whole day in Henningsvær just wandering around small shops, galleries and get good coffee and enjoy the best cinnamon buns ever at the famous café named Lysstøperiet.

If you join a race – arrive the weekend before to enjoy the Lofoten islands, or stay a few of days after.


The Arctic Triple has a strong focus on the environment. We are lucky to be able to do these races in the amazing and wild nature of the Lofoten islands, and for this to continue we need to take care. That’s exactly what we are planning to do.

We want to do everything we can to make the most environmentally friendly races in the world – and having hundreds of support cars on the roads just does not sound right. So we’ll do all the support for the races. Big job on us.. We’re up for it! You save time, money and effort – we all save the environment. The bonus is also that it will be safer for all of us without all the support cars trying to find a parking spot on our narrow roads.

The temperature is usually somewhere between 10 and 20 degrees celcius in summer. However, be prepared in the mountains that during bad weather it might drop closer to zero. On good days the temperature can be between 20 and 28 degrees. The water temperature for the triathlon will be 14-16 degrees.

In winter the average temperature is -1 celcius. Thanks to the gulf stream for mild winters!

Other alternatives

Why not do all three races in one year? Sign up for The Triple!
Supporters during Lofoten Ultra-Trail can choose different packages to follow the race. 

The Triple (Bronze, Silver, Gold)
Supporter Package (Ultra-Trail)